Here are your details boys and girls!

This would be impressive if it meant something:

Iraq handover of sovereignty completed
Low-key ceremony comes two days early
Monday, June 28, 2004 Posted: 3:22 AM EDT (0722 GMT)

Iraqi President Sheikh Ghazi al-Yawar: “This is a historic and happy day for us.”

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The handover of sovereignty to the interim Iraqi government took place at 10:26 a.m. local time Monday, two days before the June 30 deadline previously announced by the U.S.-led coalition, CNN has learned.

From the needless to say department:

The low-key ceremony happened inside the Coalition Provisional Authority’s “Green Zone” headquarters in Baghdad.


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And there go the rats!

From AP:

Bremer left Iraq on a U.S. Air Force C-130 about 12:30 p.m., said Robert Tappan, an official of the former coalition occupation authority. He was accompanied by coalition spokesman Dan Senor and close members of his staff.



We handed power over to the interim Iraqi government earlier today, two days early. Joe Gandelman has the story:By making the switch over sooner it throws a curve ball to those forces, allows the new Iraqi administration to get its…


Congratulations to the people of Iraq — for the
first time you have the opportunity to live in a
free society, no longer living and dying as the
personal property of a psychotic dictator.

I hope they feel freedom is worth fighting for,
and will seek to destroy those remaining Baathists
and foreign ‘jihadists’ who would undermine this
unprecedented opportunity.


Timetable Accelerated: Handover To Iraqi Government Is TODAY

Faced with mounting violence, coupled with a transparent campaign by Al Qaeda terrorists to orchestrate hostages’ deaths around the originally planned June 30 target date, the handover of power by the U.S. government to the Iraqis is being sped up


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